How to Responsibly Dispose of Envelopes

A pen, text, accessories, glasses, and a document.

Envelopes are commonly used for mail and can accumulate quickly. Instead of throwing them in the trash, here are some responsible methods to avoid the landfill:

  • Reuse: If the envelope is still in good condition, consider reusing it by crossing out the previous address and writing a new one. This helps save paper and reduces waste.
  • Donate: Many schools, art centers, and community organizations accept used envelopes for various crafts and activities. These organizations can repurpose envelopes for their creative projects.
  • Recycle: If the envelope is no longer reusable or suitable for donation, recycle it. Most envelopes are made of paper, which can be recycled. Check with your local recycling center or use curbside recycling bins to dispose of them responsibly.